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animal is the only one which is naked, and the only one which can clothe itself. This is one of the properties which renders him an animal of all climates and of all seasons. He can adapt the warmth or lightness of his covering to the temperature of las habitation. Had he been born with a fleece upon his back, al. though he might have been comforted by its warmth in high latitudes, it would have oppressed him by its weight and heat, as the species spread towards the Equator. This is the simple but profound remark of Paley.
2. Man though white in Europe, black in Africa, yellow in Asia, and red in America, is still the same animal, tinged only with the color of the climate. Where the heat is excessive, as iu Guinea and Sengal, the people are perfectly black where less excessive, as in Abyssinia, the people are less black where it is more temperate, as in Barbary and Arabia, they are brown: and where mild, as in Europe and in Lesser Asia, they are fair.' Buffon. This concession from a great naturalist and skeptic is important.
3. Shaw, in his travels through Barbary, found a tribe in the mountains of Auress, south Algiers, who appeared to be of a different race from the Moors; far from swarthy, their com plexion is fair and ruddy, and their hair a deep yellow, instead of being dark, as among the neighboring Moors. He conjectures that they are a reinnant of the Vandals.-And they probably retained their complexion from their high mountainous situation; as natives of Armenia, in western Asia and Cashmire, in eastern, are fair; owing to the great elevation of the soil in both places, and the temperature of the climate occasioned there by.
4. On the other hand, a colony of Jews, settled at Cochin, on the Malabar coast, from a very remote epoch, of which they have lost the memory, though originally a fair people in Palestine, and from their customs preserving themselves unmixed, are growing as black as the other Malabians, who are hardly a shade lighter than the negroes of Guinea. And at Ceylon, the Portuguese, who only settled there a few centuries ago, are degenerated and grown blacker than the original natives. They are in number about 5000, still speak Portuguese, wear the European dress, and profess the Romish religion.
Still there are anomalies, or exceptions to the general conclusions of influence of climate and customs, that may be ascribed to other and perhaps undiscovered causes, which the pride of human sagacity cannot develope :—and which must be resolved in the will and pleasure of the Creator, and deposited among 'the unsearchable riches' of His wisdom and providence in the variety, no less than in the regularity, of His works.-Dr Hales.
GAMBLING. It appears from an official document, that the enormous sum of ninety thousand dollars, was received during the last year by the city of New Orleans, from the single source of licenses 1 gambling houses kept open within its limits.
POPERY. Pardon of sins for twenty-five cents.—I was the other ay in company, when the talk being about the N. Y. Protestant Asciation—one of the gentlemen, Mr. thus addressed us.You may laugh at the thing bnt Llately had a girl in my family, who pent most of her leisure hours mumbling over her prayers and countng ber beads. She went to confession regularly once a week. She She came home from Mass one Sunday morning, and boasted that she had all her sins pardoned for twenty five cents. She used to spend the Sabbath in a very profane and disorderly manner-but after she had been and received the Priest's Pardon for all her sins for 25 cents-she left my house, because we read the Bible in the family-for she said, the Priest had so often forbidden her from reading or hearing it, that she was so disgusted, that she would not stay in a house where it was kept."
Church and State.-The Courier and Enquirer state that there are 29 priests in the state of New York: that the number of persons over whom they exercise care, amounts to 150,000," and that "of the whole number, not more than three or four can be found who are not ready at a moment's notice, to support the measures of the present Administration."-Protestant.
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What Females may do.—The opinion that females have little to do in the work of moral reform, and that they must keep aloof from all active measures to suppress the vices of the times, seems to be fast exploding. What will young fops and topers say to the following from the N. Y. Journal of Commerce?-Genius of Temp.
We understand that a meeting of Young Ladies of the first respectability, is about to be called, for the purpose of devising some plan to improve the morals and habits of the Young Gentlemen. The object on the part of the ladies is, not to keep company with any young man who is in the habit of tipling, visiting taverns, theatres, oyster cellars, &c., whereby he disgraces himself and family, and lays the foundation of bis future ruin. If this be so it will do more good to the rising generation, than any measure heretofore adopted to check an alarming and growing evil.
PITCAIRN'S ISLAND.-The inhabitants of Pitcairn's Island, whe lately emigrated to Otaheite, being shocked at the licentiousness of manners which prevailed there, have been re-conveyed to their former residence by Capt. Driver, of the brig Charles Doggett, of Salem. The number when conveyed to Otaheite, was 87.
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Those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition.-JOHN Xvii. 12.
THE truth deduced from these words, was, that Judas was a reprobale.
I have endeavored to draw the character of Judas, and tơ make it appear that he was a reprobate. What remains, is, to deduce such INFERENCES, as seem naturally to follow from what has been advanced.
1. If Judas was a reprobate, then the doctrine of reprobation is true. As there are many who reject the sacred scriptures, because they teach this doctrine; so there are many, on the other hand, who professedly receive the scriptures as divinely inspired, and yet reject the doctrine of reprobation. These last are much the most inconsistent with themselves: for the doctrine must be true, if the bible is true. Judas was a reprobate: and one such instance establishes the doctrine, beyond all controversy. But the case of Judas is not a solitary one. There are many others recorded in the sacred pages. Pharaoh, the tyrannical king of Egypt, is a memorable instance. It is repeatedly said, that God hardened his heart; and it is expressly declared, that God raised him up for the very purpose of "showing his power in him, and causing his name to be declared throughout all the earth." The unbelieving Jews, who heard and rejected Christ, are represented as reprobates, in John xii. 37-41: "But though he had done so many miracles before them, yet they believed not on him: That the saying of Esaias, the prophet, might be fulfilled, which he spake, Lord, who hath believed our report? and to whom hath the arm of the Lord been revealed? Therefore, they could not believe, because that Esaias said again, He hath blinded their eyes, and hardened their heart; that they should not see with their eyes, nor understand with their heart,
and be converted, and I should heal them. These things said Esaias, when he saw his glory, and spake of him.”
The followers of the Man of Sin, mentioned in the second epistle to the Thessalonians, are represented by the apostles, as reprobates. He writes, chapter xi., verses 11, 12,-"God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie : That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness."
Indeed, the doctrine of reprobation runs through the bible, by the side of the doctrine of election. Reprobating wrath follows as a necessary consequence of electing love, tempts, whether ancient or recent, which have been made, to separate these doctrines which God hath joined together, have proved very futile and absurd. It God chose some to salvation, then He appointed others to wrath. If He has mercy on whom He will, then He hardens whom He will. Accordingly, the apostle says, Rom. xi. 7.—" The election hath obtained it, and the rest were blinded."
2. Was Judas a reprobate? Then there is no valid objection against the doctrine of reprobation. Ingenious, subtle, and even plausible objections, may be raised against any doctrine, however true and scriptural; and, accordingly, there is no doctrine, of either natural or revealed religion, against which, learned and acute infidels and heretics have not brought such objections, which the friends of truth have sometimes found it difficult to answer. But it is a clear case, that no valid or well-founded objection, ever was, or ever can be, brought against a true doctrine for truth is always and throughout consistent with itself.
No doctrine revealed in the sacred pages, is assailed by more numerous and more plausible objections, than that of reprobation. And there is good reason why it should be so; for there is no doctrine which more clearly brings out to view that amiable and awful sovereignty of God, against which the "carnal mind is enmity." But, however difficult those who believe and approve of this doctrine, may find it, to expose the sophistry and inconsistency of those who object against it; still they have no reason to be alarmed. The doctrine is as true, as the word of Him who cannot lie and nothing, therefore, but sufficient knowledge and skill, is wanting, to enable any one to give a satisfactory and conclusive answer to every objection